"WOMAN TO WOMAN"
The Bakehouse Art Complex showcases the work of 10 of the most widely recognized women artists in Miami. Timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, "Woman to Woman" highlights these artists' contributions to developing Miami's art scene. 7 p.m. opening reception at the Audrey Love Gallery. Exhibit through Jan. 20, 2012. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: www.bacfl.org.
Art Basel installation of native New Yorker Will Ryman's "65th Street," a 20-foot-high rose bed is displayed on South Beach. The dwarfing pink and red blossoms spring up from steel stems and are made with non-traditional materials such as yacht-grade fiberglass resin, automotive paint and brass to withstand the elements. 9 a.m.-midnight daily. Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Sagamore, The Art Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.sagamorehotel.com.
ARTS FOR A BETTER WORLD
Arts For A Better World stages its second edition international art fair showcasing more than 20 galleries. In addition to the featured galleries, a curated space, the "Better World Museum," showcases important works from artists including Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein, on loan from private collectors. 7-9 p.m. Mon. 6-11 p.m. Tues. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs. Fair through Dec. 4. Surfcomber Hotel Miami-South Beach, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free for children under 15. $10 per day. Details: www.artsforabetterworld.com.
Art Miami, Miami's longest-running contemporary art fair, hosts its opening night VIP preview benefitting The Lotus House Women's Shelter. This is the first view for collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts to acquire some of the works of contemporary art from more than 110 galleries. Following the benefit, Art Miami's VIP preview begins for all Art Miami VIP Card Holders in the Art Miami Pavilion. 5:30-7 p.m. first view benefit. 7 p.m. Art Miami VIP Preview. The Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. $25 benefit. Details: www.art-miami.com.
Miami Biennale opens two new exhibits "Michele Oka Doner: Exhaling Gnosis" and "Convergence: Paris." The former is artist Michele Oka Doner's solo painting exhibit and the latter features four decades of Latin-American figurative artists that chose Paris to develop their work. 2-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. and by appointment. Michele Oka Doner exhibit through April 28, 2012. Convergence exhibit through Sept. 28, 2012. Michele Oka Doner exhibit at 3000 N Miami Ave., Miami. Convergence exhibit at 2751 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2914 or email@example.com or www.miamibiennale.org.
DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION
The De La Cruz Collection transforms some of the walls in its space and installs items reminiscent of salon style. At first glance the viewer will be overwhelmed by color and pattern. On closer observation, the pattern dissolves and the individual works reveal themselves becoming more familiar. A performance installation by Miami artist collaborative Justin H. Long and Robert Lorie of Funner Projects is shown. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Dec. 4. De La Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 576-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.delacruzcollection.org.
SOUTH AMERICAN ART
Ideobox Artspace presents Colombian artist Rodrigo Echeverri in his first solo exhibition in the US alongside the recently published catalogue of his life and work titled "Astilla en el Ojo (Splinter in the Eye)." Mr. Echeverri's artwork includes various media from acrylic/oil paints to wood dye on canvas, medium density fiberboard and wood. With these materials, he creates the illusion of celestial bodies of boxes colliding and floating into larger entities. Ideobox Artspace, 2417 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: www.ideobox.com or www.popuppianomia.com.
Charest-Weinberg gallery presents "Black Sculpture," an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo. Mr. Mastrangelo approaches sculpture as a communion of concept, form and materials. For "Black Sculpture," Mastrangelo focuses on art history for the first time. After creating exact molds based on the work of Frank Stella and Ad Reinhardt, Mastrangelo casts his reliefs out of compacted gunpowder. 6-8 p.m. opening reception. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Charest-Weinberg, 250 NW 23rd St., #408, Miami. Details: (305) 292-0411 or email@example.com or www.charestweinberg.com.
SOUND & LIGHT
"Architecture of the Air - The Sound and Light Environments of Christopher Janney," features works by American artist, architect and composer Christopher Janney.
For almost three decades, Janney has created public interactive sound/light artworks and performances throughout the world. He will also create a site-specific installation "Touch My Building: Miami." The windows will be covered with quotes about creativity from architects, artists and musicians who have been influential in Janney's career and as a person steps up and touches one of the stenciled hand prints on the glass, it will trigger an ever changing sound-score. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exhibit through Dec. 4. The Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: www.janneysound.com.
Art Miami presents video exhibition "ZOOOM! Decoding Common Practice," featuring works lent by private collections and institutions from around the world. Featuring Ai Weiwei's "Chang'an Boulevard," which illustrates the main traffic concourses that cross the Chinese capital and Italian couture eyewear designer Persol's documentary "A Work of Persol," highlighting their collaboration with 17 international contemporary artists. Curated by Julia Draganovic. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Through Dec. 4. Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.art-miami.com.
MOCA & VANITY FAIR
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and Sandra Brant & Ingrid Sischy celebrate their partnership during Art Basel Miami Beach's 10th year anniversary and the opening of exhibits "Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop" and "Pivot Points V: Teresita Fernández." Reception sponsored by Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Italy, Vanity Fair Spain and Dewar's. 7-9 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for museum members, North Miami Residents, Art Basel VIPs and exhibitors. $25 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org/artbasel.
BLUE AND JOY
Exhibit "The Wind Doesn't Have a Plan" features internationally renowned artist duo "Blue and Joy" making their debut in the US. Twenty-six of the artists' works including small-scale versions of their 10 "Paperplanes" are on view indoors and outdoors. 6 p.m. Exhibit through Dec. 16. Gallery hours Tue.-Sat. Noon- 4 p.m. Special hours for Art Basel Dec. 4 Noon -4 p.m. Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., second floor gallery, Miami. Details: (305) 237-3959 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu/specialevents.
SCOPE ART FAIR
SCOPE Miami's 80,000-square-foot pavilion showcases 80 international galleries upholding a tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings and special events. Featuring a selection of special artist projects, including a performance by United Emirates artist "Chokra;" the installation, "Hello World," courtesy of artist Christopher Baker, and DB Burkman's installation; "Stuck Up," which features one-of-a-kind stickers from artists like Matthew Barney, and Marilyn Minter to Kaws and Skullphone. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fair through Dec. 3. SCOPE Pavilion, NE First Ave. and NE 30th St., Miami. $20. Details: www.scope-art.com.
INK ART FAIR
The INK Miami Art Fair opens with "ˇDesayuno Cubano!," a special morning preview of the fair beginning. The fair is designed around a lush open-air courtyard, enabling participating dealers to exhibit in a salon-like fashion. With a roster of returning specialist dealers and the addition of new exhibitors, the fair offers blue-chip works by internationally acclaimed artists.10 a.m. breakfast. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weds. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Fair through Dec. 4. The Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free to attend. Details: www.inkartfair.com.
SHIP OF TOLERANCE
The Miami Children's Museum's hosting of the project "Ship of Tolerance Project" by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov features a non-profit children's project that provides a platform for children 6 to 13 to explore the universal theme of tolerance. Individual children have been painting their own interpretation of tolerance onto a large piece of canvas of uniform size. About 150 of these canvas paintings are to be hoisted onto the mast of a 60-foot ship, which will be constructed on site at the Art Miami 2011 art fair. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Exhibit returns to the Miami Children's Museum until January 2012. The Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 373-5437 ext. 103 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or www.art-miami.com.
The Donna Karan "Urban Zen Pop Up Show" features Donna Karan's personal retail business pop-up store with artwork, jewelry and home accessories produced by Haitian artisans. All proceeds benefit the Urban Zen Foundation, for its Hope, Help & Rebuild Haiti mission. Miami designer Nektar de Stagni also displays her jewelry line "NDS." Through Dec. 31. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 1-9 p.m. Weds. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for Museum members, North Miami residents, City of North Miami employees and children under 12. $3 students. $5 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The first major installation by Teresita Fernández created in 1996 is featured in "Pivot Points V," on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. Ms. Fernández, who was born and raised in Miami, is renowned for her installations and public commissions that evoke the relationship between space and the body. Exhibit through Feb. 12, 2012. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 1-9 p.m. Weds. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for Museum members, North Miami residents, City of North Miami employees and children under 12. $3 students. $5 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
From Dec. 1-4, Miami Beach hosts the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, a prestigious art show. More than 260 galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa participate, showcasing paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photography, editions and videos by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Events include Art Galleries, Art Nova, Art Positions, Art Video and Art Kabinett. Noon-8 p.m. Dec. 1-3. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Hall D and Hall B entrances, Miami Beach. $23 for one-day ticket for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. $28 evening ticket valid from 4 p.m. $40 one-day ticket. $85 permanent pass. Details: www.artbaselmiamibeach.com.
The Miami Art Museum welcomes the international art world to Miami with "Party on the Plaza," a high-energy evening of art, entertainment and cocktails. After disappearing from view for 40 years, MAM celebrates "The Return of Faith!" with "American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s." Famed artist Rashaad Newsome presents a new performance in collaboration with local Miami dancers, opera singers and hip-hop artists. Miami street art collective Primary Flight will organize a mural installation on the plaza. 9:30 p.m. Rashaad Newsome performance. 7-11 p.m. party. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-5935 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Bunny Yeager's life and work has been inspired by film. Originally set on a career in movies, Bunny chose modeling and photography after re-locating to Miami from Pennsylvania in high school. She loved Miami and her images helped define the city for the rest of the world. New exhibition "Bettie Page: Miami Noir," focuses on some photos of her favorite model, Bettie Page. Some of the images have never been exhibited or published before, which is the case for much of the work in Bunny's vast archive. Most were shot in a private home in Coral Gables. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, New World School of the Arts' visual arts division present three exhibitions coinciding with Art Basel. "Hotbed Miami 2011" is a performance-based exhibit, and "A Piece of Me" is an interpretative collection of installations. As in years past, "Rapture: The Day After" is exhibited in the gardens of The Yard at Casalin, the recognized urban garden exhibition site that has become one of the first stops for arts enthusiasts during the Wynwood showings. 10 a.m.-noon opening reception. Exhibits through Dec. 4. "Hotbed Miami 2011" and "A Piece of Me" at New World School of the Arts Artseen Gallery, 2215 NW Second Ave., Miami. "Rapture" at Yard at Casalin, 55 NW 30 St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3649 or www.nwsa.mdc.edu.
Graffiti Gone Global and SUSHISAMBA restaurant hosts their fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design, running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. French architect, Marc Fornes unveils "Labrys Frisae," a conceptual, non-linear structure reminiscent of three-dimensional graffiti. Leading up to show, he will face the intricate task of bringing his work to life, assembling by hand more than 80 nodes, 12,000 unique parts and 100,000 connectors. Once completed, the piece will span 30 feet and rise 16 feet above the floor. Dec. 1-4. The Rotunda space, 3252 NW First Ave., suite 101, Miami. Details: www.gggexhibit.com.
Fifteen artists exhibit their work in "Here Lies Georges Wildenstein," touching on the dubious, often scandalous, activities of the 20th century's most influential family of art dealers and researchers whose influence was so entrenched into the visual arts consciousness that even the nastiest allegations made against them couldn't quell the media's fascination with their professional and personal clout. Features artists Marc Bijl, Retna, Michael Vasquez, Miru Kim, Cleon Peterson, George Sánchez-Calderón, Manny Prieres, Andrew Nigon, Scott Shannon, Christina Pettersson, Shelter Serra, How & Nosm, Kenton Parker, Cole Sternberg, Jel Martinez and Edouard Nardon. 7-10 p.m. reception. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Primary Projects, 4141 NE Second Ave., suite 104, Miami. Details: www.primaryprojectspace.com.
The Co11ective hosts an Art Basel satellite event showcasing murals and installations by famed artists Trek Six, Lizzie Easton, Lauren Webb Harris, Celso Gonzalez, Rimx, Larregui, SK545, Osunlade, La Pandilla, Bik Ismo, Shaun Thurston with special exhibits by Infamous Magazine, Red Bull Through My Eyes, HVW8 and Carlos "Mare139" Rodriguez alongside live DJ sets. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Kick-off party/Red Bull Through My Eyes reception featuring "Zona De Bomba" (Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba), "Lance-O" and "The Brass King" on Dec. 1. Events through Dec. 4. The Co11ective at the Kohn Compound, 215 NW 24 St., Miami. Details: http://www.facebook.com/TheCo11ective.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Will Ryman: Desublimation of the Rose," large-scale works by American artist Will Ryman. The exhibit includes a 30-foot bloom and is his largest outdoor exhibition to date, which includes three new monochrome rose sculptures in blue, yellow and red ranging from 5 to 30 feet tall. Additionally, he has created oversized petals that will delicately float on the serene ponds and grassy areas at Fairchild while doubling as lounge chairs. He will also place 15 ants and seven bees, all made of brass, perched in a number of Fairchild's majestic trees, appearing as keen observers of the sculptures below. Exhibit through May 31, 2012. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for members and children under 5. $12 children 6-17. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
New York-based photographer Linda Troeller exhibits a selection of expressive portraits of women and self portraits curated by Sabine Kutt. Ms. Troeller also releases her latest book "Mucalinda - Self-Portrait + Self-Reflection." During her career, she has received awards such as "Pictures of the Year Award" for the book "Healing Waters" by Aperture. 7-10 p.m. reception. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Art and Design District Miami, Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39 St., second floor suite 216, Miami. Details: (561) 702-5675 or www.skfineartphoto.com.